Saturday, January 01, 2011

Final Mini Reviews 2010

So 2010 is over and I somehow just managed to finish all my challenges woo! I finished the final one on 29th December and am looking forward to starting some more challenges in 2011. I will stick to around the same number as this year as I only just finished everything I think.

Kind - Holly Black

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. The final in the graphic novel fae trilogy illustrated by the wonderful Ted Naifeh. The story wraps up nicely with the main character finding resolution that is best for everyone except perhaps herself. ****

Selkie Island - Jorrie Spencer

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. A saucy tale of a selkie and her human lover who returns after some time away to be confronter with the truth of the woman he loves. ****

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and Dead - Tom Stoppard

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. A play set within Hamlet following Rosencrantz and Guildenstern who are mere bit parts in the famous tale. It's full of nonsense and intrigue, I would really like to see this on the stage and have it come alive properly. ***1/2

Sunlore - Gwydion O'Hara

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. Companion novel to Moonlore filled with myths and folktales about the sun and the gods and goddesses associated with it. ***

The Secret History - Donna Tartt

Read for Challenge with Mariel. The story begins letting you know the protagonist has been involved in a murder. It then backtracks and fills in the story with who, why and where. I enjoyed it but felt it was too long and didn't make the most of the suspense built at the end. Average overall. **1/2

Enslaving Anna - Giselle Lorimer

Read for 10 10 10 Challenge. Sexy tale about a young woman who starts a new job and is secretly taken by her boss to become a willing sex slave. Very explicit and many similarities with The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice. This hit the mark more than Divine Cruetly by the same publishers. ****


Sarah Dickson said...

wow! you;ve just put my list of 20 something books read to shame lol